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Policy Solutions To Address The Foreign-Educated And Foreign-Born Health Care Workforce In The United States

Overview of attention for article published in Health Affairs, January 2013
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Title
Policy Solutions To Address The Foreign-Educated And Foreign-Born Health Care Workforce In The United States
Published in
Health Affairs, January 2013
DOI 10.1377/hlthaff.2013.0576
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Authors

Peggy G. Chen, David I. Auerbach, Ulrike Muench, Leslie A. Curry, Elizabeth H. Bradley, Chen PG, Auerbach DI, Muench U, Curry LA, Bradley EH, Chen, P. G., Auerbach, D. I., Muench, U., Curry, L. A., Bradley, E. H., P. G. Chen, D. I. Auerbach, U. Muench, L. A. Curry, E. H. Bradley

Abstract

Foreign-educated and foreign-born health workers constitute a sizable and important portion of the US health care workforce. We review the distribution of these workers and their countries of origin, and we summarize the literature concerning their contributions to US health care. We also report on these workers' experiences in the United States and the impact their migration has on their home countries. Finally, we present policy strategies to increase the benefits of health care worker migration to the United States while mitigating its negative effects on the workers' home countries. These strategies include attracting more people with legal permanent residency status into the health workforce, reimbursing home countries for the cost of educating health workers who subsequently migrate to the United States, improving policies to facilitate the entry of direct care workers into the country, advancing efforts to promote and monitor ethical migration and recruitment practices, and encouraging the implementation of programs by US employers to improve the experience of immigrating health workers.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 6 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 1 17%
Student > Master 1 17%
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 17%
Researcher 1 17%
Librarian 1 17%
Other 1 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Social Sciences 2 33%
Medicine and Dentistry 2 33%
Business, Management and Accounting 1 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 17%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 45. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 14 November 2013.
All research outputs
#119,195
of 5,337,064 outputs
Outputs from Health Affairs
#561
of 2,965 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#3,829
of 111,832 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Health Affairs
#5
of 9 outputs
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